Opening Night Preview Beneficiaries Announced

waxman-guildhallPress Release | March 18, 2015

Opening Night Preview of the 8th Annual ArtHamptons Is a Prelude to the Long Independence Day Weekend

Benefits Guild Hall of East Hampton
& Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation in NYC

The Timing Is Perfect

beachThe 2015 edition has strategically moved up one weekend on the calendar to coincide with the popular three day July 4th weekend, traditionally the most highly visited weekend of the year in the Hamptons. It marks the official opening of the 2015 summer season. Opening Night Preview is presented by Beach Modern Luxury.

The 8th annual ArtHamptons sets the pace and tone of the weekend with excitement and anticipation, offering an international selection of important post-war and contemporary art treasures for immediate acquisition. Opening Night Preview on Thursday, July 2nd, serves as a trendy prelude for the upcoming July 4th festivities.

New Location with Two Fund-Raisers

This year, ArtHamptons moves one mile east on Scuttle Hole Road to on the grounds of an opulent private estate located on the corner of Lumber Lane in Bridgehampton. ArtHamptons’ Opening Night Preview traditionally attracts 3,500 arts enthusiasts. The July 2nd Opening Night Preview benefits two high profile organizations, Guild Hall in East Hampton and the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation in NYC (which is graciously hosted by Beach Magazine).

“The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is delighted to be a beneficiary of ArtHamptons’ generosity this year,” said Samuel Waxman, M.D., founder and CEO of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. “Our annual Hamptons Happening Fundraiser and ArtHamptons are two of the Hamptons’ most anticipated summer events and we’re appreciative of the exposure ArtHamptons is providing our forthcoming event among its upscale audience of 15,000 fine art lovers. The worlds of art and philanthropy are intertwined and we believe this collaboration will greatly support our fundraising for breakthrough cancer research.”

“Guild Hall is also pleased to continue to be a beneficiary of ArtHamptons,” says Executive Director Ruth Appelhof. “This local art fair, that has blossomed in the past 8 years, is a vital catalyst for inspiring many Hamptonites to become more active in art acquisition and collecting and more engaged in arts related activities on the east end. Over the past 80 years, Guild Hall has been a leader in championing and showcasing local artists and arts patronage and we are delighted to join forces with ArtHamptons for this year’s exciting Art Fair.”

About ArtHamptons

Now in its 8th successful year, ArtHamptons is a celebration of visual arts in the Hamptons. It brings together local galleries with galleries from around the world in showcasing the finest in post-war and contemporary art. Over 14,000 Hamptonites attend the fair annually. The 8th edition will be held July 2-5, 2015, at a private estate on Lumber Lane in Bridgehampton, NY.

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